Defying her culture and tradition, a successful, highly educated Tamil Brahmin woman writes a letter to a prominent American book publisher who advertises in an Indian newspaper for an arranged marriage. Her letter launches this book's remarkable correspondence. In this intimate exchange of more than 60 letters, the lovers raise as many questions as they answer. MARRIAGE MADE IN HEAVEN is deliciously funny and profoundly moving.
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The Publisher, Ten Speed Press
Disillusioned with love in the Western world, a well-known American book publisher chooses a wildly unorthodox path: advertising in an Indian newspaper for an arranged marriage. A successful, highly educated Tamil Brahmin woman breaks her own culture's tradition and sends him a letter, launching the book's remarkable correspondence. What begins as an epistolary evaluation of compatibility quickly gives way to a yearlong sharing of hearts and minds. Along the way, they raise as many questions as they answer: How will a strict Brahmin family react to a Jewish man raised in New York? How can two strong, independent, and active people negotiate the contemporary minefields of gender roles, career, parenthood, desire, spirituality, and religion before they ever meet? Deliciously funny and profoundly moving, this intercontinental, intercultural, interfaith love story may just change how you view relationships.